Texas Tech Financial Planning Division Honored for Industry Contributions

Texas Tech University’s Division of Personal Financial Planning was recognized for its dedication to financial literacy.

Written by Cory Chandler

Texas Tech University’s Division of Personal Financial Planning was honored by the Financial Planning Division of Dallas/Fort Worth (FPA DFW) for its dedication to financial literacy.

The FPA DFW awarded Texas Tech the 2007 Chairman’s Award at its fifth annual Honors Award presentation and dinner held during National Financial Planning Week.

"This award is very special coming from the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter, which is one of our strongest markets outside the West Texas area," said Bill Gustafson, director of the Center for Financial Responsibility, who noted that seven Texas Tech financial planning graduates were at the event. "We certainly have a tremendous relationship with the Dallas/Fort Worth area."

Gustafson cited the chapter’s help in establishing and supporting the division’s financial planning internship program, which he said has become one of the strongest in the nation.

FPA DFW has been recognized for three consecutive years by the national association for its accomplishments and efforts in chapter operations, chapter leadership, community outreach, member outreach, membership development and special achievements. The FPA exists to connect the financial planning community and consumers.

CONTACT: Bill Gustafson, senior director of Center for Financial Responsibility, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-9783, or bill.gustafson@ttu.edu.